slip

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old English slype, of uncertain origin.

Noun[edit]

slip (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Mud, slime.
  2. (ceramics) A thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Middle Dutch slippe or Middle Low German slippe. Compare Dutch slip, German Schlippe.

Noun[edit]

slip (plural slips)

  1. A twig or shoot; a cutting.
    a slip from a vine
  2. (obsolete) A descendant, a scion.
    • Shakespeare
      a native slip to us from foreign seeds
  3. A young person (now usually with of introducing descriptive qualifier).
    She couldn't hurt a fly, young slip of a girl that she is.
  4. A long, thin piece of something.
    • Tennyson
      moonlit slips of silver cloud
  5. A small piece of paper, especially one longer than it is wide.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Apparently from Middle Low German slippen (Dutch slippen, German schlüpfen).

Verb[edit]

slip (third-person singular simple present slips, present participle slipping, simple past and past participle slipped)

  1. (intransitive) To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
  2. (intransitive) To err.
    • Bible, Eccl. xix. 16
      There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart.
  3. (intransitive) To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; often with out, off, etc.
    A bone may slip out of place.
  4. (transitive) To pass (a note, money, etc.) often covertly.
    She thanked the porter and slipped a ten-dollar bill into his hand.
  5. (transitive) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
    • Arbuthnot
      He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
  6. (intransitive) To move quickly and often secretively; to depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding.
    Some errors slipped into the appendix.
    • Prior
      Thus one tradesman slips away, / To give his partner fairer play.
    • Dryden
      Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      We slipped along the hedges, noiseless and swift []
  7. (intransitive, figuratively) To move down; to slide.
    Profits have slipped over the past six months.
    • 2010 December 28, Marc Vesty, “Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham”, BBC:
      The Cottagers had previously gone eight games without a win and had slipped into the relegation zone over Christmas, with boss Hughes criticised by fans after their 3-1 home defeat by fellow basement battlers West Ham on Boxing Day.
  8. (transitive, falconry) To release (a dog, a bird of prey, etc.) to go after a quarry.
    • Shakespeare
      Lucento slipped me like his greyhound.
  9. (transitive, cooking) To remove the skin of a soft fruit, such as a tomato or peach, by blanching briefly in boiling water, then transferring to cold water so that the skin peels, or slips, off easily.
  10. (obsolete) To omit; to lose by negligence.
    • Ben Jonson
      And slip no advantage / That may secure you.
  11. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of.
    to slip a piece of cloth or paper
    • Mortimer
      The branches also may be slipped and planted.
  12. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place.
    A horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
  13. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
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Noun[edit]

slip (plural slips)

  1. An act or instance of slipping.
    I had a slip on the ice and bruised my hip.
  2. A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress; a shift.
  3. A mistake or error.
    a slip of the tongue
    • Fuller
      This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
  4. (nautical) A berth; a space for a ship to moor.
  5. (nautical) A difference between the theoretical distance traveled per revolution of the propeller and the actual advance of the vessel.
  6. (medicine) A one-time return to previous maladaptive behaviour after cure.
  7. (cricket) Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
  8. A number between 0 and 1 that is the difference between the angular speed of a rotating magnetic field and the angular speed of its rotor, divided by the angular speed of the magnetic field.
  9. A leash or string by which a dog is held; so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.
    • Sir S. Baker
      We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer.
  10. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion.
    He gave the warden the slip and escaped from the prison.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  11. (printing, dated) A portion of the columns of a newspaper etc. struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
  12. (dated) A child's pinafore.
  13. An outside covering or case.
    a pillow slip
    the slip or sheath of a sword
  14. (obsolete) A counterfeit piece of money, made from brass covered with silver.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  15. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Petty to this entry?)
  16. A particular quantity of yarn.
  17. (UK, dated) A narrow passage between buildings.
  18. (US) A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
  19. (mining) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  20. (engineering) The motion of the centre of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horizontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed it would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
  21. A fish, the sole.
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slip f (plural slips, diminutive slipje n)

  1. briefs, scanty type of undershorts which covers the buttocks but nothing below
  2. (by extension, for women) knickers, any female underpants
  3. tail, part of an upper garment hanging below the waist

Noun[edit]

slip m (uncountable)

  1. skid, an act or instance of slipping.

Verb[edit]

slip

  1. first-person singular present indicative of slippen
  2. imperative of slippen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English to slip.

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slip m (plural slips)

  1. briefs (men's or women's underwear)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

slip m (invariable)

  1. Men's or women's underwear (knickers, panties)
  2. swimming trunks

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slěpъ.

Adjective[edit]

slip (Cyrillic spelling слип)

  1. (Chakavian, Ikavian) blind

Etymology 2[edit]

Neologism, from English slip (of paper).

Noun[edit]

slip m (Cyrillic spelling слип)

  1. Credit or debit card receipt

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

slip m (plural slip)

  1. briefs, pants, men's underwear
  2. knickers, panties (less usual meaning)

References[edit]

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sleep.

Verb[edit]

slip

  1. sleep
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:21 (translation here):
      Orait God, Bikpela i mekim man i slip i dai tru. Na taim man i slip yet, God i kisim wanpela bun long banis bilong man na i pasim gen skin bilong dispela hap.


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